Last February, Google announced plans to bring its Project Fi VPN service to iPhone devices. somewhere in the spring. While the company narrowly missed its initial schedule, it is now starting to roll out the tool to Apple phones on its MVNO Network, with general availability to follow in the coming weeks.
As with other VPN services, Google Fi’s VPN allows you to surf the Internet and use streaming apps over a private, encrypted connection. By doing so, it prevents websites from using your IP address to track your location. It’s a good idea to use a VPN whenever you connect to an unsecured public network. Once you’ve updated to version 3.5 of the Fi companion app (and Google is rolling out the feature to your phone), you’ll find the option to enable VPN in the Privacy & Security menu.
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